BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION: John Calderwood of Etna, a blacksmith who also makes decorative ironwork, will give a Blacksmith demonstration on Saturday, August 2nd from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Blacksmith Shop Museum. The museum is located at 107 Dawes Road in Dover-Foxcroft. Refreshments and articles will be on sale.
HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT: American Legion Post 32 in Pittsfield will hold a horseshoe tournament at the residence of Harold Goodridge at 121 Canaan Road on Route 2. The tournament will begin in August and will take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, weather permitting. There is a $10 entry fee for anyone wishing to play. Money will be split 50/50 depending on the number of players. Watch for signs with balloons on them to find the location. This month’s event will take place on Saturday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 16th. Sign in from 10 to 11 AM. The games will begin at 11 AM until 4 PM.
CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: American Legion Post 32 in Pittsfield will hold a double elimination cribbage tournament at the Elks Club in Pittsfield on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month starting in August. The tournament will take place from 7 to 10 PM. There is a $5 entry fee for anyone wishing to play. Money will be split 50/50 depending on the number of players. A 50/50 raffle will be sold at the door. Coffee will be provided for free. This month’s tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 20th. Sign in from 6 to 7 PM. The games start promptly at 7 PM. The Elks Club is located at 140 Middle Street.
FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Spectrum Generations Family Caregiver Education and Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 7th from 1 to 2:30 PM at Sebasticook Valley Health (SVH) Conference Room at 130 Leighton Street in Pittsfield. This group provides a confidential setting for family members, friends and neighbors who are or have been caring for someone. This is an opportunity to share concerns and experiences while learning how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves. For more information, please call Spectrum Generations at 1-800-282-0764 extension 106.
PALMYRA REPUBLICANS ELECTION: All registered Republicans in Palmyra are urged to attend their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 5th. The meeting will be held at 7 PM at the Palmyra Community Center. A new secretary will be elected, and plans for combined fundraisers with nearby town GOP committees and an autumn information fair and candidate forum will be discussed. Light refreshments are served. The Community Center is located at 4 Madawaska Road in Palmyra. For questions, call Chairman Dena Worster at 938-4477.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: There will be a pancake breakfast at the Carmel Union Congregational Church on Saturday, August 2nd from 7 to 9 AM. The menu will consist of blueberry pancakes, scrambles eggs, bacon, biscuits, juice and coffee. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under the age of six. Carmel Union Congregational Church is located on the Plymouth Road in Carmel.
PUBLIC BARBECUE SUPPER: The Garland Grange is having a public barbecue supper on Friday, August 8th from 5 to 7 PM. The menu includes barbecue pork, barbecue chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, homemade bread and desserts. The meal is all you can eat. The price is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages five through twelve, and free for children under the age of five. Proceeds will benefit the Garland Grange New Well Fund. The Grange is located on the Oliver Hill Road in Garland. For more information, call 924-6954.
CONTRA DANCE: There will be a contra dance at the Garland Grange Hall on Oliver Hill Road on Friday, August 8th from 7 to 9 PM. Some Reel People will provide family friendly music. Caller John McIntire will teach dance steps. Admission is $7 per person or $12 per family. For more information, call 924-3925 or 277-3961.
WATERPOWER DISCUSSION: Waterpower will be discussed on Friday, August 1st at 7 PM at the Abbott Memorial Library for a brief video on current small-scale hydropower operations, some history of the rise and fall of Dexter's waterpower resource, and then public discussion and sharing of ideas and experiences with hydropower throughout the region. Dexter, with the East Branch of the Sebasticook Stream falling over 160 vertical feet between the surface of Lake Wassookeag and the bottom of Fayscott Bog, has a remarkable resource that once powered most of the town's business but now is not harnessed at all.
CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: There will be a cribbage tournament at the Harmony Community Center on Sunday, August 10th. Sign-ups will be at 12:30 PM and the games will begin at 1 PM. Cribbage tournaments will also be held every Thursday. Sign-up at 5:30 PM, games start at 6 PM. They will draw for partners. Proceeds will benefit building repairs. The Community Center is located on Main Street in Harmony.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper on Saturday, August 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the church The menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, chop suey, breads, potato salad, beverages and pie. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 60+ and children $3 for children under twelve. The church is located on Main Street in East Corinth.
THRIFT SHOP OPEN: The Good Steward Thrift Shop is open every Saturday from 9 to 3 PM. The Thrift Shop is located next to the Unity Union Church in Unity.
ANNUAL CHURCH YARD SALE: Ripley United Methodist Church is holding their annual indoor/outdoor yard sale on Saturday, August 2nd from 9 AM to 2 PM. Rental tables will be available at $10 each. Many items will be for sale, including paperback books. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and coffee will also be offered for sale.
SPORTS INFORMATIONAL MEETING: There will be a sports informational meeting on Monday, August 7th at 6 PM at the Nokomis Regional High Gymnasium. The agenda will include information about fall, winter and spring sports, physicals, insurance, academics etc. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Mark Babin at 368-4354. Nokomis Regional High is located at 266 Williams Road in Newport.
BEANO: Barrows Skidgel American Legion Post 105 holds beano games every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM. The kitchen opens at 5 PM. For more information, call Commander Gary Braley 356-2637. The hall is located at 82 North Street in Newport.